Golf Professional Staff
Our certified golf professionals are here to help you get the most out of your game
Our PGA and LPGA golf professionals can help you sharpen your skills with lessons or group clinics. Golf instruction takes place at the world class practice facility which includes an expansive driving range, two putting greens, a practice bunkers and chipping area.
With one-on-one personal attention, you can focus on the specific aspects of your game through personal instruction or at any one of our innovative programs
Meet our Golf Pros
Ashley Hayden – Head Golf Professional
Originally born in London, England, Ashley moved to the United States in 1984 to begin his professional golfing career at The Meadows Country Club. After graduating from the University of South Florida in October 1991, he joined University Park Country Club and became a PGA class A member in 1996. Ashley is responsible for all aspects of our golf operation and is actively involved in The Golf Academy and golf instruction program. Hayden enjoys teaching all skill levels and believes that much can be gained from a small investment of time at the tees.
Mike Farrer – PGA Golf Professional
Mike has been a PGA member for 25 years and has been teaching golf lessons for 29 years. Mike moved to Florida last spring and was a former golf course owner! Mike guarantees all of his lessons and if you aren’t happy, you do not pay for your lesson. His philosophy is keep it simple, keep it fun.
Cory Williamson – PGA Golf Professional
Cory comes to us with a wealth of experience including time spent most recently at TPC Prestancia as well as his Head Golf Professional role at Plantation Golf and Country Club. Cory has also held positions at Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice and La Paloma Country Club in Tucson. Cory is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University and a proud Michigander like Sue Ertl. Cory is a Certified Club Fitter for Titleist, Callaway and Ping and Certified Master Fitter for Callaway and was the PGA North Florida Southwest Chapter Assistant of the Year in 2020. Cory looks forward to seeing you out on the course!
Sue Ertl – Golf Ambassador
Sue has retired from University Park Country Club as an LPGA teaching professional, but remains in a part-time role as Club Ambassador. In this role, Sue will continue to represent University Park in a number of capacities including as she plays in various tournaments around the Country, attending UPCC member events (LGA, 9-Hole, MGA, etc.), playing with new members as part of the new member onboarding process, among many others. Simply put, Sue will continue to have a presence at University Park.